Peterborough United have signed former Colchester United midfielder Sammie Szmodics on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old was a target for Posh in the summer, but chose to join Championship side Bristol City instead.

However, he's struggled for game time at Ashton Gate and has now agreed to help Posh in their League One promotion push.

Szmodics could make his Peterborough debut in Saturday's trip to AFC Wimbledon.

"We respected Sammie’s position, very much like Reece’s (Brown) to go to the Championship, sometimes when you make the jump from League Two it can be difficult to get starts and that has been proved to be the case," manager Darren Ferguson said.

“Sammie is a very good player. He can play anywhere in the middle of the park in the attacking areas, he is predominantly one that will play centrally. I am really looking forward to working with him. He is one that I have liked for a long time. I am absolutely delighted to get him into the building. He is a talented boy."

Louis Thompson has joined MK Dons on loan. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson has joined MK Dons on loan for the rest of the season.

Thompson is the second Canaries player to link-up with Norwich legend and Dons boss Russell Martin this month after striker Carlton Morris also made a similar loan move.

“He is another player who has shown real desire to come to MK Dons despite interest from other clubs, some in the Championship. A big thank you must also go to Neil Adams, Stuart Webber and Norwich City in allowing both Louis and Carlton Morris to come here," Martin said.

“If we manage Louis correctly and keep him fit then we have a top player on our hands – a player who earned a move to the Premier League from this level. I’m excited to have him on board.”